Textbook hand; Bidding best forgotten
I was playing with some friends on BBO last night when this hand came up …
Let me set the scene
I was Non Vul Vs Vul and the dealer passed and I opened 1 &clubs
My right hand opponent is a talented player and bids AGRESSIVELY – or maybe I should say that his hand does not have to perfectly match his bid – there is a fluidity in his game.
My pick up partner had shown himself to bid and play well on the previous few hands.
Mr Fluid overcalled 2 ♦ (showing a weak hand with a 6 card suit) and partner bid 3NT. Like a Rueful Rabbit trying to wear a Hideous Hog mask I bashed out 6 ♣ which ended the auction.
[The more cultured bid is 4 ♣ (which is forcing) but it was late at night and time was of the essence as the leveretts were about to wake up.]
Here was the full layout …
I played the ♣ J to the Ace and a ♣ to the king to finesse the diamonds.
Cashed the ♦ Ace discarding a heart and ruffed a heart. Then I entered dummy with a trump to play a spade towards my hand, playing the 8 when West played low. No matter how the spade honours are distributed, the contract is cold.
The holding in spades is quite a well know holding for producing and endplay situation. (It was part of the reason I had confidence in bidding the slam.)
Like I said, nothing to fancy merely textbook stuff.
Have a good game,